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I currently have an Intel X-25M G2 80GB with about 30GB free. It gets 7.7 on the Win7 Index and scores about 400 in AS SSD Benchmark.

If I upgrade to a more modern SSD like the Crucial M4 or Plextor M3, will I actually see a noticeable performance increase in real-world use? By that, I mean in bootup times, application loading, game loading, etc, not just benchmarks.

Also, are any current SSDs comparable to the X-25M G2 in terms of reliability? I've read many reports of Sandforce drives failing or causing BSODs, so I want to stay away from SF based drives. How are the others in terms of reliability?
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maybe this is something for u ?
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no SF controller in it and it's stable they say
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i wouldn't waste your money until you actually need another one
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I am in the same boat whether or not I would notice that much difference. Personally I feel I am going to just hold out for awhile until I build my next system, in which my X25-M will go in a laptop / ultrabook of my choosing.

Love my X25 though. Can't stress enough how reliable it is.
 
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I can help you. I actually had a X-25M G2 80GB in my system for over a year before grabbing my 256GB M4. Yes there was a difference, and I do not regret my purchase mainly due to the much needed free space. However, if all you want is a speed boost then I can't suggest it. It's there, but your going from very fast to incredibly fast. It's not worth the price tag for just speed, because both drives are overkill in the speed department. Keep in mind i'm still on SATA2, so your results will be better.

If you want more space and more speed, then by all means grab a 128GB or 256GB M4.
Edited by Murlocke - 4/13/12 at 12:34pm
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post #7 of 15
I wouldnt upgrade UNLESS you also want a larger SSD.
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Get another X25M and do software RAID 0? Surely that is the best option.
 
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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit View Post

Get another X25M and do software RAID 0? Surely that is the best option.

Is TRIM supported if I run two X-25M G2s in RAID 0?

Also, will the Intel SSD Toolbox still work with RAID 0 drives?
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post #10 of 15
I agree with most,

If your SSD is still reliable, unless you upgrade to increase capacity, you might not feel enough difference to warrant the price premium...

an old SSD is still a lot faster than any HDD...
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